Humpback whale breach-a-thon!

Captain Dave and his renowned crew sailed southeast to the western edge of The Flats and watched 8 humpback whales closely with many more spouts all around. Dave did not move around to find additional whales because there was a special pair of whales that kept the Condor Express preoccupied for over an hour. These two beasts were spotted at a distance because they took turns breaching over and over. The special part was that this breach-a-thon kept going for over an hour until it was time for the Condor to leave for home. Even then, the mighty duo kept up their aerial antics as far as we could see them in our wake.

In addition to breaching, there were interludes of pectoral fin slapping, mostly executed by rolling over and waving both fins in the air.   Numerous tail throws and head stands were also seen in between the breaches. Trumpet calls were frequently heard.

In addition, long-beaked common dolphins were actively feeding on the bait ball hot spots, and about 400 total were seen for the trip.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express

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